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Coyote Summer

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Upper Missouri River, 1825

Against the wild grandeur of the Rocky mountains and a richly woven tapestry of Indian cultures--Sioux, Mandan, Crow, Shoshoni--Coyote Summer unfolds into an unforgettable tale of love and reconciliation, destiny, and the indomitable spirit.

No two people could be more different: Heals Like A Willow, a beautiful young Shoshoni medicine woman, and R...more
Paperback, 672 pages
Published February 15th 1999 by Forge Books (first published August 1st 1997)
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Chris Pendergast
My first book by Gear(s). Didn't realize it was a sequel until later. Loved the dialogue. Would love to hear an audio version or a film. Travis is a great character. Read a few more of theirs, looking for more...
Dennis Royer
I first read The Morning River and its companion Coyote Summer in the early 2000s. Over the years this story has stuck with me until I finally felt the urge to re-read the 2 book series. It has been every bit as enjoyable as the first time around. The author does an outstanding job of blending carefully researched, historical fiction with an epic quest. The vivid descriptions of frontier life in 1825 America transports the reader into the story. Plot, character development, setting, and readabil...more
Jim Vuksic
Whenever I begin reading the sequel to a book that I really liked, I always fear that it may not be able to measure up against the first book and I will be disappointed.
This was definitely not the case with Coyote Summer. It proved to be just as good, if not better than, its predecessor, The Morning River.
I enjoyed reading the perspectives of Indian thought verses "white man's" thought in this book. The author seemed to do a lot of research into the different ways of the tribes. I wish I would have read "The Morning River" first however; this book was the conclusion of that story.
One of the first books i shared with the avid reader known as my mother, I loved the story of the wild west, the familiar native american tribes and the interactions between Richard Hamilton, and willow, inspires the spirit that there is a way to solve any problem.
Oct 22, 2009 Peter rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: die die must read
Recommended to Peter by: the girl in the cover
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A very powerful story. It touches my heart until I refused to go to work one day just to know what Heal the Willow and Rishard to know it was a happy ending.In the year 1825 ............... I hope that I was born in that year.
The second volume/continuation of Morning River. Though Coyote Summer can stand alone as its own novel, it is better suited as continuation/companion piece to Morning River.
Cyvil B.
I grew with the character and gain insight from the girl about how big God is.
another great book by micheal gear...have loved all his books so far
Powerful depiction of the early frontier
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W. Michael Gear was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on the twentieth of May, 1955. A fourth generation Colorado native, his family had been involved in hard-rock mining, cattle ranching, and journalism. After his father's death in 1959, Michael's mother received her Master's degree in journalism and began teaching. In 1962 she married Joseph J. Cook, who taught tool and die making, and the fam...more
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